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Compulsive Sexual Behaviours  – How often is it presenting in your therapy room?

We hear from therapists around the country that even though it might not be the presenting problem, compulsive sexual behaviours are being disclosed in therapy.  It isn’t just the person feeling the compulsion, but more partners coming forward looking for support after feeling the trauma and shock of discovery.  Compulsive sexual behaviours don’t discriminate based on gender or sexual orientation.  Yet seeking support may vary based on one’s perceptions of social messages and acceptability.  The psychological, relational, and social impacts are very real for all impacted by it.  Psychosexual therapists are also now adding prolonged pornography use to the list of associated and/or causal factors in erectile dysfunction, a trend seen more frequently in young men.

Gaining Confidence and Competence to Work with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

The Marylebone Centre’s Diploma in Sex Addiction Therapy is accredited by Middlesex University, approved by The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC), and is approved for 69 CPD hours with The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).  We blend theory, therapeutic tools, and practical application to give you greater confidence and competence in working with your clients around their experiences of sex addiction and compulsive sexual behaviours.

Client Access to Therapeutic Support

The number of ATSAC Qualified Members specialised in working with compulsive sexual behaviours is still very small. Clients in more remote areas report long waiting lists or having to travel large distances to find a therapist capable of providing support.  Our London Diploma course is the longest-standing of it’s kind in the UK.  To help therapists in the North and in Europe access this training, we also provide the Diploma course in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Enrol for Fall 2018 Diploma Course

We keep our Diploma numbers low so that you feel a part of a group where each voice is heard.   Learn more about our course structure, dates, fees, and requirements from our downloadable brochure.  Apply online to enrol for a CPD training that gives you the skills to address the issues that may already be presenting in your therapeutic practice.

 

Note:  This course delivered by The Marylebone Centre can lead to the award of credit points by Middlesex University.  This course does not result in the award of a Middlesex qualification.

From the Ordinary to the Overextended: Stress Responses & Addiction Triggers

Announcement of Workshop: Friday, 16 March, 2018, London

Andy Cole, ATSAC Qualified Member, business psychologist and executive coach, delivers this dynamic workshop on the impact of stress in triggering addictive patterns of behaviour.  Andy’s interdisciplinary expertise and approach in psychology, coaching, and addiction provides therapists, coaches, mentors, and psychologists with tools relevant to all.  Gain additional insight and practical support to help your clients move from the overextended where addictions are triggered, back to a safer place where recovery is possible.

In this half day workshop, participants will

  • Identify stress patterns in their own and others’ behaviour
  • Categorise these patterns using a specific taxonomy
  • Discover various applications in coaching and counselling practice
  • Determine ways in which these factors impact upon your clients in terms of
    • treatment recommendations
    • crisis plans
    • helping them remain in recovery

Workshop Details: 9:30 am- 12:45 pm

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Oxford Circus, 57-59 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London W1G 9BL, 020 7935 4442

Participant Fee:  55 GBP (50 GBP members of ATSAC, Association of Business Psychologists, CIPD, and EMCC)

Booking (please contact) – Limited spaces:  Cecily Criminale, Director of Education, 020 7224 3532, training@marylebonecentre.co.uk

About Andy Cole MSc Business Psychology, PG Cert. Executive Coaching & Mentoring, CIPD (fellow), EMCC (accred.), Association of Business Psychologists (accred.) ACCPH (volunteer counsellor)

Andy is a business psychologist and coaching psychology practitioner. His career began in human resource development, corporate education and executive coaching before specialising in applied psychology including the treatment of sexually compulsive behaviour. Andy adopts the skilled helper model that draws from a range of psychological and therapeutic perspectives to help clients gain insight about what’s going on, to recognise practical alternatives and become more resourceful when addressing change. Andy is a Qualified Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) and a Principal Practitioner with the Association of Business Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Art Therapy and Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours – CPD Workshop

In our experience, clients with compulsive sexual behaviours and their partners benefit immensely in therapy from even the simplest art therapy techniques.  Francesca Hall, an integrative Arts Psychotherapist trained at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, and developer of the many of the tools used in our Men’s Group at the Marylebone Centre, is delivering this engaging workshop on 23 February.  Availability is very limited so that participants get individualised attention.  Join us!

 

 

Men and Women’s Groups – Starting in January!

The Marylebone Centre is now accepting members into their group programmes to support both clients and their partners struggling with sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviours.  All groups are facilitated by a specialist therapist whose practice is focussed on working with the unique issues this experience brings.

Women’s (Partners) Group:  commencing 5 February, every Monday for 6 weeks, 13:00 – 14:30.

Men’s Group (Beginning Group):  commencing 24 January, every Wednesday for 12 weeks, 19:30 – 21:00.  Also includes one weekend.

Men’s Group (Intermediate Group):  commencing 9 February, every Friday for 12 weeks, 19:30 – 21:00.

Men’s Group (Forensic Issues):  commencing 9 February, every Friday for 12 weeks, 16:15 – 17:45.

 

 

ATSAC Annual Conference – 27 January 2018

The annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity will take place on 27 January, 2018.  This professional meeting of psychologists, therapists, counsellors, and health care professionals brings together experts from various fields to engage in the latest theory and practical application in working with sex addiction and compulsivity.  This year’s speakers and workshops include:

  • Dr Fiona McKinney:  Female Sex Addiction:  A Forgotten Population?
  • Dr Ross Bartels:  Sexual Deviance:  What We Know So Far;  and New Approaches to Understanding and Managing Sexual Fantasies
  • Dr Roberta Babb:  Stolen Love:  The Dark Side of Sexually Harmful Behaviours; and Shining the Light on the Dark Side of Sexually Harmful Online Behaviours
  • Sally Openshaw:  Recognising and responding to erotic transference with clients presenting with sexual addiction 
  • Stephanie Palin: Working with Partners of Sex Addicts 
  • Jackie Williams: The Cost of Caring: Working with Sex Addiction and Understanding Compassion Fatigue 

Find out more on the ATSAC Conference page.

Coping with the Discovery of Sexual Compulsivity – Women’s Group

NEW DATES:  Lunchtime group: (6 weeks), 1 – 2:30 PM starting 19 February

The Women’s Group is offered to female partners of men with sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviours.  The group provides a safe, confidential place for you to speak about your emotions upon discovery, and helps you process your thoughts and overall experience.  We help you gain additional insight into sexually compulsive behaviours, and put primary importance on helping you take care of yourself as you take each step day by day.  Contact us for more information or click on our web page for Partners about the support we can offer.

Distinguished Speaker CPD Series – Spring 2018 Calendar

The Marylebone Centre’s Distinguished Speaker calendar is now live on our website!  Therapists, counsellors, doctors, nurses, and mental health workers join our specialised courses from distinguished, engaging presenters.  Many of our courses are approved for CPD hours by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. Coming up:

26 January, 2018:  Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine  

23 February, 2018:  Art Therapy and Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

16 March, 2018:  From the Ordinary to the Overextended (and back) – Stress Responses and How they Trigger Addiction

27 April, 2018:  The Dark Web

18 May, 2018:  What Works with Partners:  Dealing with a Sexually Compulsive Significant Other

Diploma – Sex Addiction Therapy (Level 6) – Fall 2018 Training

Since 2001, The Marylebone Centre has trained psychotherapists and counsellors to work therapeutically with compulsive sexual behaviours.  Our programme focuses on developing practical skills, integrating theoretical knowledge, and building clinical competence to work empathically with sexually compulsive clients and their partners.  Course facilitators include internationally published psychotherapists, as well as specialists in the legal and forensic psychology fields.  The programme is accredited by Middlesex University, approved by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) for CPD hours, and approved as training meeting requirements necessary to apply as a Qualified Member of the The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).  Open our online brochure to learn more about the London and Edinburgh courses starting in September 2018!

This course delivered by the Marylebone Centre can lead to the award of credit points by Middlesex University.  This course does not result in the award of Middlesex qualification.

Dealing with a Sexually Compulsive Partner – CPD Distinguished Speaker Workshop

Announcement of Workshop: Friday, 18 May, 2018, London

Joy Rosendale, one of the leading experts in the UK on working therapeutically with female partners of men with compulsive sexual behaviours delivers this engaging workshop!  Joy works with participants to

  • Aid understanding of what sex addiction is/is not
  • Understand how to manage discovery/disclosure from partner’s standpoint
  • Learn what are the most useful interventions from partners’ groups including
    • unconscious couple collusions
    • boundaries
    • attachment styles
    • self-care
    • positive sexuality

Workshop Details: 9:30 am- 13:00 pm

NEW Venue:  Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies, 79 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2PX, 020 7224 3532.  On the day, you can also contact (07949 244 582, or 07500 772 498)

Participant Fee:  65 GBP (60 GBP for COSRT and ATSAC members)

Booking (please contact) – Limited spaces:  Cecily Criminale, Director of Education, 020 7224 3532, training@marylebonecentre.co.uk

About Joy Rosendale (MA (Dist) Cert Ed, Accredited with COSRT, UKCP, ATSAC)

Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist. MA Couple Counselling, Psychosexual Diploma, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (IITAP)

A psychosexual therapist for 22 years, Joy specializes in relationship and psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples. She has a special interest in helping wives and partners of men struggling with sexually compulsive behaviour and is the founder of the Partners Programme at the Marylebone Centre. Joy works with a range of treatment modalities, notably Transactional Analysis. Joy is an experienced trainer and delivers lectures on working with partners of sexual addiction for the Marylebone Centre’s Diploma (Level 6) – Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity Therapy.  Joy is a contributing author to “CBT for Compulsive Sexual Behaviour” and to the “The International Handbook on Sexual Addiction”.

The Dark Side of Sexually Harmful Behaviours – CPD Distinguished Speaker Workshop

Announcement of Workshop: Friday, 27 April, 2018, London

Dr Roberta Babb, clinical psychologist and specialist in working forensically delivers this intriguing workshop delving into the Dark Web and Virtual Private Networks.  Participants will gain greater competence and confidence as they explore:

  • Introduction to the Dark Web and Virtual Private Networks
  • The types of sexually compulsive behaviours commonly seen which utilise the internet, virtual private networks and the dark web
  • The different risks associated with clients who engage in compulsive sexual behaviours and who use the dark web
  • Understanding and recognising resilience and protective factors
  • Formulations
  • Thinking about ways of talking about the use of the dark web and its role in the presenting problematic behaviour within the therapy
  • Managing anxiety: Client, Therapist, System (Community and Professional).
  • The importance of Supervision, Reflective Practice and Supervision.

Workshop Details: 9:30 am- 12:45 pm

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Oxford Circus, 57-59 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London W1G 9BL, 020 7935 4442

Participant Fee:  55 GBP (50 GBP for COSRT and ATSAC members)

Booking (please contact) – Limited spaces:  Cecily Criminale, Director of Education, 020 7224 3532, training@marylebonecentre.co.uk

About Dr Roberta Babb (BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, CPsychol CSci AFBPsS)

Dr Babb is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Clinical Psychologist and Honorary Psychotherapist. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has worked in the field of psychology since 2002. She has a special interest in forensic personality disorder and sexual behaviours. Roberta has worked in a variety of forensic contexts and with a diverse range, and severity of offending behaviour.  In addition to her NHS work, she is also the Director of Forensics for The Marylebone Centre and completes clinical and forensic psychology assessments, psychotherapy, individual and organisational consultation, clinical supervision, staff training and coaching.